Fully Funded Knight-Hennessy Scholars Programme at Stanford University USA 2021

Stanford University invites applications for the Fully Funded Knight-Hennessy Scholars Programme in the USA for the 2021/2022 academic year.

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program cultivates and supports a highly engaged, multidisciplinary, and multicultural community of graduate students from across Stanford University, and delivers a diverse collection of educational experiences, preparing graduates to address complex challenges facing the world.

Worth of Award

During each of the first three years of graduate study,  the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Programme offers:

  • a fellowship applied directly to cover tuition and associated fees
  • a stipend for living and academic expenses (such as room and board, books, academic supplies, instructional materials, local transportation, and reasonable personal expenses)
  • a travel grant intended to cover an economy-class ticket for one annual trip to and from Stanford
  • NOTE: Knight-Hennessy Scholars also may access supplemental funds to support academic enrichment (e.g., conference travel).


  • Citizens and residents of all countries are encouraged to apply.
  • First, in addition to applying to Knight-Hennessy Scholars, you must apply to, be accepted by, and enroll in a full-time Stanford graduate degree program.
  • Second, you must have earned, in January 2015 or later, a U.S. bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a college or university of recognized standing.
  • Visionary thinkers who are curious, open-minded, analytical, eager for cross-cultural perspectives, and genuinely excited to boldly and creatively address our world’s important challenges.
  • Courageous leaders who are ethical, decisive, resilient, driven to achieve meaningful results, and motivated to inspire others to effect positive change at scale.
  • Collaborative community members  who are humble, empathetic, trustworthy, oriented to act in service of others, and deeply passionate about contributing to the greater good.
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How to Apply

When sending in your applications, ensure that you provide the following:

Deadline: The application opens on August 1, 2021, and closes October 6, 1:00 pm Pacific Time.


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